Natalie Martinez is a reporter for FOX 7 Austin.
Natalie’s interest in journalism stems from government advocacy. She was in high school when Arizona passed SB 1070 and her government teacher encouraged her class to write to their local government officials. She could see the toll the anti-illegal immigration act took on her family and her community. It was then she realized the power of speech and the need to be educated and active in local government.
Natalie kicked off her career in Nebraska for NTV News where she was a multimedia journalist and produced their weekend newscasts. Her weekend team won first place weekend edition for the Associated Press. After a year she left the cornfields for the story book capitol, Abilene, Texas where she was a crime and courts reporter for KTXS News.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Natalie is happy to be closer to her family and appreciates the rich history of the state’s capitol. She enjoys finding fun new places to eat, gloving up for boxing, embracing her Latin roots with dancing and being active in the community.
Teachers don’t want to head back to the classrooms until Travis County re-enters Stage 2.
Escott said without a vaccine, his office estimates about 70 percent of students could contract COVID-19.
The former Cedar Park Police Chief had been set to be sworn in today.
The President of the Texas Homeschooling Coalition said his office has seen an increase in calls and emails from families.
U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia signed a letter with 87 other congressional members in support of U.S Senator Kristen Gillibrand and Rep. Jackie Speier calling for an independent investigation by the Department of Defense into the circumstances surrounding Guillen's death including allegations of sexual harassment.
The news conference was held to talk about Bernabe Urias's murder and also to raise awareness about the significant financial reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.
However, Escott learned the data may not be accurate because some hospitals weren’t including patients who were already admitted and tested positive for COVID-19.
In Spanish, the mural reads “Justicia para Vanessa Guillen” or Justice for Vanessa Guillen.
The incident happened at a plant located in the 16000 block of East US Highway 290 at around 10:30 a.m.
Well known as the ice cream man in the area, Urias began selling ice cream during the pandemic after being laid off from work. Anything he earned he would send home to his wife and daughter in Mexico.